Our Musical Directors

   Our musical directors have made Soundswell the wonderful musical family that it is.
Our present musical director and conductor is Jane Ashworth
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Previously, since 2016, Jane worked alongside Dave Machell,
who has now retired, in the role of deputy musical director.

Jane works as a music leader and teacher for various groups and organisations
in and around Nottingham, with singers and musicians of all ages. 
 A former Cambridge Choral Scholar, Jane has sung in choirs for over 30 years herself,
and loves nothing more than helping groups of people to grow in confidence
and make great music together.

She is happy to help continue the amazing work of Val Machell,
  our inspiring choir leader until her untimely death in 2016, 
following Val's mantra that "there are no wrong notes, only interesting variations!"

The day-to-day running of the choir is the responsibility of a committee of volunteers
drawn from within the membership of the choir (see under “More”).